CMLL on FSE #6 (09/17/06)

for Victor, and if there’s anyone else who noticed, the links should be working these posts

taped 09/10/06

This is a show completely wrecked by clipping – you lose the finish of the first match, and the first fall of the second match.

We – or I, at least – see the rudos in the opener plenty, but the Tigres don’t make TV that much (and neither really does Stuka, as we move on), so it would’ve been fun to see their comebacks.

Main event had some good parts, but the indelible memory is Averno reaching and missing for that inside cradle, since that flash pin was supposed to set up the challenge, I’d think. It could’ve been worse, but you expect better from those two.

TV Update: I gave in and got the Latino package, though I may change my mind later. Theoretically, I’ll continue to have recaps on the CAN52 and add the FSE shows, but we’ll see.

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03/23: Mexico change, AULL, Tijuana

Ovaciones notes a change in tonight’s lineup…

CMLL (FRI) 03/23 Arena Mexico
1) Mini Olimpico & Ultimo Dragoncito vs Mini Violencia & Pierrothito
2) Leono, Maximo, Sagrado vs Goto, Ohara, Okumura
3) Alex Koslov, Rey Bucanero, Volador Jr. vs Ephesto, Mephisto, Misterioso II
4) Atlantis, Sangre Azteca, Ultimo Guerrero vs Hector Garza, Mr. Aguila, Perro Aguayo Jr. [CMLL TRIOS]
5) Marco Corelone, Mistico, Shocker vs Black Warrior, Olimpico, Universo 2000

Little late in the week to suddenly be making the semifinal a title match, but that’s what we’ve got. CMLL’s been pushing the idea of Sangre getting called up to the big leagues here and having a change to stick with GdA if he performs well – I think winning the trios titles would qualify. (Though I’m betting against a title change.)

Alexis put the poster for next week’s Dos Leyendas show here. Note that with Santo split from CMLL, they’ve changed one of the legends. Tickets are $5 to $27.

AULL (SAT) 03/17 Arena Lopez Mateos [the gladiatores]
1) Chico de Barrio b Aguila Azteca
2) Angel de Fuego & Euforia b Syka & Yakuza
3) Tortuguillo Ninja I, Tortuguillo Ninja II, Tortuguillo Ninja III b Mini Angel, Mini Demonio, Mini Rebelde
4) Ogun, Robin Maravilla, Terry 2000 b Conde Bartok, Negro Navarro, Psicopata
5) Alex Koslov, Hijo de Lizmark, Villano III b Black Warrior, Okumura, Satanico

Lizmark Jr. was LATE, so they had a break to wait for him. Dandy did commentary and teased fights with Satanico and Villano III (the IWRG fued) after the match. The AULL Tag Team Tournament ends on 03/31

AULL (SAT) 03/31 Arena Lopez Mateos
1) Hermano Muerte I & Hermano Muerte II vs Samba & Venum
2) Dr. Karonte I & Dr. Karonte Jr. vs Sasaky & Yakuza
3) Pierroth Jr., Sadico, Satanico vs El Dandy, Gallo Tapado Jr., Ultimo Gladiador
4) Cerebro Negro & Fantasma de la Opera vs Epidemia & Robin Maravilla and Dravek I & Dravek II [AULL TAG, FINAL]
5) Hiroka & Mima Shimoda vs Dark Angel & India Sioux
6) Dr. Wagner Jr. & Mistico vs Mr. Aguila & Perro Aguayo Jr.

First person to figure out the brackets for this tag tournament wins.

Veneno and Diablo sing the US anthem

indy (SAT) 03/17 Deportivo Moctezuma [The Gladiatores]
1) Celestial b Incognito
2) Trauma I & Trauma II b Ninja de Fuego & Puma King
3) Avisman & Bacteria b Freelance & Kid Tiger
4) Coco Blanco, Coco Rojo, Coco Verde b Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro, Negro Navarro
5) Felino, Heavy Metal, Spiderman b Hijo de Diablo, Veneno, Villano IV

Ovaciones has a story about Super Crazy in it’s print edition, but it doesn’t appear uploaded. ESTO has an article seemingly about Super Crazy, but the text is the Arena Mexico preview. Conspiracy!

indy (FRI) 03/23 Auditorio de Tijuana Lineup
5) Damian 666, Halloween, Terrible vs Fobia, Angel Mensajero, Psycho

This is a commission run charity show for the local asylum.

More Santo vs the Enemies of the Sea articles – ESTO, Cambio Sonora, Todito. EHUI has a general Santo article.

Wrestlers in Tuxtla Gutierrez are trying to get their new local Comision de Lucha Libre certified by the national commission. They’ve split from the boxing commission. (El Heraldo de Chiapas)

Pulso SLP talks to Rossy Moreno, Princesa Blanca, Marcela, and Martha Villalobos about women in lucha libre.

La Voz has an article about updated version of Guerrera de Titanes in Argentina, calling itself 100% Lucha.

The Gladiatores posted edition #34 today. I want to point you to the IWRG 03/15 show – scroll down to the semimain, and look at all the empty seats.

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CMLL on FSE #5 (09/10/06)

Matches taped 09/03/06

And, here we go the clipped episodes. The second segment of a women’s trios was cut out, and it probably wasn’t the worst thing in the world. Still, if you’re going to show any part of a match, it’s pretty obvious to show the ending of it. Showing just the beginning is pointless (and annoying when you’re getting six entrances – an underrated factor in why there’s not as much wrestling as there should be on some of these shoes.)

I enjoyed the main event, and not just because Eclipse was at a point where they didn’t want him doing anything at all to anyone (if you’re reading this in 2010, Eclipse may still be there.) Koslov, Felino, and Sagrado were good here.

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2006 Tapatia Awards: last chance to modify the ballot

Yea, we’re going to do it. I waited, and then forgot about it for a while, and then remembered it for a while but couldn’t decide if it was too late (which kinda made it later), but it’s worth doing for historical purposes.

Best Wrestler (pick 6)
Best Match (pick 6)
Best Tecnico (pick 3)
Best Rudo (pick 3)
Best Female (pick 3)
Best Unit (pick 3)
Best Promotion/Territory (pick 3)
Best Rivalry (pick 3)
Most Improved (pick 3)
Most Underutilized (pick 3)

Voting would cover 2006.

For the pick 3, points would go 5/3/2. For the pick 6, it’d be 17/12/8/5/3/2

Any last minute suggestions? This will get started this weekend, and the vote will be open for two weeks.

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03/22: Laguna, Monterrey

CMLL

Ovaciones has an article about fans trying to mob the WWE guys as they got into the airport. Also, Juvi’s heading to England and Italy for a bit.

indy (THU) 03/22 Arena Olimpico Laguna de Gomez Palacio [El Siglo de Torreon]
1) Diamante Negro Jr. & Mini Star vs Espacial & Pioloto Negro Jr.
2) Enrique Vera, Piloto Negro, Sexy Piscis vs Ben Hur, Espanto V, La Amenaza
3) Hijo de Anibal vs Blue Demon Jr. [DEMON CRUISER]

Demon’s some cruiserweight championship here. I don’t know the name, and figure it’s just his belt. The article says it’s a world title, says they’ll be extra sure to make it a clean fight tonight, and never says which promotion Demon’s representatives here.

WAGNER (SAT) 04/07 Auditorio Municipal Torreon [El Siglo de Torreon]
1) Dark Angel & Marcela vs Hiroka & Princesa Sujei
2) Silver King vs Hijo del Solitario, Angel Blanco Jr., Texano Jr. [UWA JLH]
3) Dr. Wagner Jr. & Mistico vs Averno & LA Park

This would seem to indicate that Silver King has won, or will win, the UWA Juinor Light Heavyweight Title – we have him last losing it to Diluvio Negro II.

indy (SUN) 03/25 Arena Coliseo Monterrey
1) Erick Snak & Jimmy Navarro vs Marrullero & Rey Aguila
2) Arcangel (Monterrey), Armagedon, Chuy Escobedo Jr. vs Angel Negro, Black Nazi, Zulu
3) Angel del Amor, Corazon Adictor, Sky vs Black Sabath, Ejecutor, Red Flamer
4) Golden Boy, Huracan Ramriez Jr., Ultraman Jr. vs Nygma, Picudo, Silver Cat
5) Konnan Big vs Pancho Tequila, Super Konnan, Konnan King [cage of death]

How many freaking Konnan’s can this promotion have?

AAA (SUN) 03/04 Auditorio Municipal Salvatierra [el Halcon]
1) Money Pack b Dance Boy
2) Crazy Latino & Dragon de Oriente II b Atomico & Toro
3) Alebrije & Cuije b Chucky & Monsther [AAA MASCOT TAG]
4) Brazo de Plata Jr. & El Elegido b Baby Hunter & Mr. Niebla [cage]

El Halcon 88 has interviews and features on Cibernetico, Virus, Black Shadow, Explosivo, and Arkangel. Virus says the Internet is the invention of the White Man (not the wrestler), and not being one, he hasn’t used it much. But he’d like to learn.

Dr. Wagner (Sr.) was inducted into the Zacatecas Hall of Fame. Perro Aguayo went in last year. (Sol de Zacatecas)

El Sol de Tampico says locals Sadico, Peligro, Iron Boy and King Boy have signed with IWRG. They were used as random early match guys early this month.

Hijo de Santo’s coast preservation story has gotten picked up in a number of Mexican papers. Nothing new. If you’re in Phoenix, Santo is wrestling on Friday. Looks like Santo/Super Parka vs Misterio/Psicosis or some similar combination.

A poster on Box Y Lucha talks about making a new mask for Angel Azteca, when he was returning to CMLL from AAA. There was an idea to freshen him up and give him a slightly different look, but they ended up sticking with the original. The mask ended up getting slightly modified, and used by someone else coming in from Promo Azteca who was getting a new gimmick – Ultimo Guerrero.

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GdR #69

aired 03/17, taped 03/02, 03/11

I regret not doing this recap earlier.

Main event was Mistico/Alex/Rey vs Averno/Warrio/Mephisto – and the Arena Mexico crowd was very angry at Mistico this day. When he first came in, 80% of the reaction was against him. It got better in part of the match, and I don’t think it was actually 80% of the crowd (but a lot of it making a lot of noise). The women and the kids still seemed to be with him, but they were drowned out by the hardcores – like the Arena Mexico version of a You Sold Out chant. It seemed to, and really had to be, all about him going to WWE.

Mistico, as he tends to do, slipped when the crowd turned against him, but he got it together by the end of the match. But the match

I wonder why they showed this match? It’s a repeat from the main show, and it’s not the usual slot – they went out of their way to show this one. It could just be that they realized Mistico hadn’t been on the show in months, promised he’d be on, and then didn’t have much of a choice. It didn’t make him look like the big hero he’s supposed to be.

The opener was the opener.

My reasons to drop GdR including no really good matches and nothing of meaning ever happening – they proved one of those wrong here.

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03/23-25 Lucha Times

My cable system has taken away CAN52. I think I can subscribe to a package that’ll get it back for me (and probably FSE as well), but I’m not sure it’s worth it. This would naturally mean the end of GdR recaps (and related DVDs.) I figure I got till Friday to decide (because Comcast takes a day or two to get in gear for this sort of thing), so I’ll let you know then.

GdR: Leono! But not the hair match. Koslov/Mascara/Volador vs Averno/Ephesto/Mephisto should be fun. I dislike Ephesto more than YOU dislike Mascara.

FSE: Leono! The hair match – FS-Latin America is listing it on their lineups, so there you go.

AAAUS: WSX LIVES. Nate Webb and Josh Raymond’s match matches this taping – watch for Josh getting KOed. Main is the 4 on 3 between the Hell Brothers and the Vipers, and leaves me happy, though the screaming girls may beg to differ.

AAAMEX: 03/10 taping. See if you can figure out who Aventurero is. Vipers/Tecnicos main event.

CMLLMEX
03/18 Coliseo: Felino, Mictlan, Valiente vs Loco Max, Misterioso II, Mr. Mexico
03/23 Mexico: Atlantis, Sangre Azteca, Ultimo Guerrero vs Hector Garza, Mr. Aguila, Perro Aguayo Jr.
03/23 Mexico: Marco Corelone, Mistico, Shocker vs Black Warrior, Olimpico, Universo 2000

At least that’s the theory. Assuming next Friday is a PPV (again, no official word, but that’s normal now), they’re going to want to stretch these tapings over a couple weeks. I’m sure the main will air, but maybe they’ll hold back the semimain for next week.

This is also a reminder that the weekend after the PPV, when the following Friday’s lineup comes out, remember that it was booked with the knowledge most of it wouldn’t air, because they’ll be doing the free PPV replay instead.

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03/21: Coliseo, Naucalpan, Monterrey

CMLL

CMLL (SUN) 03/18 Arena Coliseo
1) Apocalipsis, Hooligan, Ramstein b Starman, Super Nova, Trueno
2) Felino, Mictlan, Valiente b Loco Max, Misterioso II, Mr. Mexico
3) Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto b Alex Koslov, La Mascara, Volador Jr.
4) Leono b Mogur [hair]
5) Dos Caras Jr., Lizmark Jr., Mistico b Black Warrior, Olimpico, Ultimo Guerrero

Bit more stacked Coliseo card than usual, at least in terms of the first two matches. Or, I guess you could look at it as the opener getting bumped for the hair match. Mogur’s family was at the show – sad for them. Mistico got Ultimo clean with La Mistica. Averno pinned Volador in the tercera after a foul.

CMLL (TUE) 03/20 Arena Coliseo
1) Bracito de Oro & Mini Fantasy b Mini Halloween & Mini Mr. Aguila
2) Apocalipsis, Hooligan, Ramstein b Danger, Sombra de Plata, Trueno
3) Amapola, La Nazi, Rosa Negra b India Sioux, Lady Apache, Marcela
4) Eclipse, Misterioso II, Olimpico b La Mascara, Mictlan, Virus
5) Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto b Dr. Wagner Jr., Fabian el Gitano, Heavy Metal

Amapola beat Lady Apache. Shocker no-showed. The sun rose in the east, and set in the west.

Looks like the Trio of Terror is getting a legit push; Averno pinned Wagner here after a mask pull.

IWRG (SUN) 03/18 Arena Naucalpan
1) Celestial b Diablo Jr.
2) Black Jaguar & Vampiro Metalico b Samba & Venom
3) Kai, Kid Tiger, Yamato b Black Jaguar, Macho II, Supremo Jr.
4) Black Terry, Trauma I, Trauma II b Efinge, Freelance, Suicida
5) Fantasma de la Opera b Cerebro Negro, Pierroth Jr., El Dandy, Villano III, Veneno, Alex Koslov, Dr. Cerebro, Mascara Ano 2000 Jr., Bestia Salvaje [IWRG IC WELTER, cage]

Came down to Villano III (hair), Dandy (MEX LH), Cerebro Negro (IWRG WELTER) and Fantasma de la Opera (mask). Villano III and Dandy got out first, and they’re still teasing that match. Cerebro Negro went to escape, but Black Terry spit something into his face, and that was the end of Cerebro Negro. Black Terry got the win the semimain with his feet on the ropes, so it was a good day to be Black Terry. We probably should’ve known this from the get go – anytime you’re teaming with the Unbeatable Traumas, it’s a good day.

IWRG (SUN) 03/25 Arena Naucalpan
1) Celstial & Zella vs Comando Gama & Vampiro Metalico
2) Antaris & Bacteria vs Black Thunder & Narcosatanico I
3) Esfinge, Kai, Yamato vs Hijo del Diablo, Trauma I, Trauma II
4) Freelance, Suicida, Turbo vs Fantasma de la Opera, Pierroth Jr., Veneno
5) Dandy, Mascara Sagrada, Sagrado vs Damian 666, Misterioso II, Villano III

indy (TUE) 03/20 Arena Coliseo Monterrey
1) Corazon Adicto & Erin Sanke b Armagedon & Marrullero
2) Borrico & Mini Burro b Angel Negro & Beto Alcala
3) Burrito & La Bandida b La Bestia & Tequilita
4) Al Barone, Pancho Tequila, Potro Jr b Black Dragon, Casanova, Huracan Ramirez Jr.
5) Axxel, Humberto Garza Jr., Super Konnan b Hijo de Espanto II, Nygma, Picudo
6) Ragaltio & Raton b Konnan Big

Lost my link list due to a power outage, so hopefully I don’t forget something good…
– Ovaciones has a blurb about Hector Garza and Shocker (in theory) being involved with a TV show called “La Ruleta de la Muerte” in April. I’ve read the bit ten times and still have no idea what’s going on, but I think they’re doing a lucha Fight Club thing. Or it may be a music video. Or it may be something else.
Laredo Kid received an award for best luchador of Nuevo Laredo in 2006.
– a writer at Bolpress recalls working on a never completed autobiography with Huracan Ramirez.
Guerreros del Ring #79 has the Hellbrothers. Chessman appears to be drooling blood.

WWE guys hit Mexico today, so there should be amusing stories the rest of the week. Rey Misterio was scheduled to appear on these shows, dunno if that’s still on.

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04/01 AAA TV Lineup

previous: 03/18 (Rey de Reyes), 03/19 (posted earlier), 03/25 (lineup)

AAA TV (SUN) 04/01 Plaza de Toros, Zitacuaro, Michoacan
1) Mascarita Sagrada & Octagoncito vs Mini Abismo Negro & Mini Histeria
2) Billy Boy & Sexy Star vs Apache & Fabi Apache and Cinthia Moreno & Oriental and ? & ??
3) Laredo Kid, Pegaso, Rey Cometa, Super Fly vs Cuervo, Espiritu, Ozz, Scoria
4) Elegido, Juventud Guerrera, Octagon, Zorro vs Alan Stone, Fuerza Guerrera, Pirata Morgan, Scorpio Jr.
5) Charly Manson & Chessman vs Mesias & ?
Air Date (projected)
Mexico: 04/15
US: 05/05

Lineup from box y lucha. Konnan and Cibernetico will be in their team’s corners in the main event. It’s a mystery Legion team in the segunda. Kenzo/Hiroka was suggested, but I don’t think Hiroka is wrestling any more (and never did much to begin with.) Maybe people from TNA? Maybe random US indy people? Not a clue.

No tapings past this one have been announced yet.

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03/19 AAA TV taping results

previous: 03/03, 03/10, 03/18 (Rey de Reyes)

AAA TV (MON) 03/19 Domo de la Feria de Leon [ovaciones, El Sol de Leon]
0) Mini Dizzy & Mini Path Finder b Mascarita de la Muerte & Mini Ozz
1) Aero Star, Jesse, Nemesis AAA, Orion b Espantapajaros I, Ghefar, Policeman, Toxico
2) Fabi Apache, Gran Apache, Mini Abismo Negro, Polvo de Esterllas b Billy Boy, Mascarita Sagrada, Pimpinela Escarlata, Sexi Star
3) Cuervo, Escoria, Espíritu, Ozz b Laredo Kid, Pegasso, Rey Cometa, Super Fly
4) El Elegido, La Parka Jr., Super Porky, Zorro b Abismo Negro, Antifaz del Norte, Histeria, Mr. Niebla
5) Charly Manson, Chessman, Cibernetico DQ Kenzo Suzuki, Mesias, Nicho el Millionario

Air Date (projected)
Mexico: 04/01
US: 04/21

All the Legion/Sect rudos interfered in the main event and that was the DQ. Laredo Kid took a martiente in his match for the loss. Billy Boy refused to fight, was beat and booed.

Upcoming tapings
03/25
– 04/01 (coming later)

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